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Can WizKid Conquer The US Pop Landscape He Helped Create?

For the last few years American pop has been sounding increasingly African. As early as 2014, when The Fader broke down "pop music's Nigerian future,"
Chris DeVille | July 20, 2017 - 4:56 pm

The Week In Pop

There’s Still Room On The Khalid Bandwagon

The first thing you need to know about Khalid is that he is not DJ Khaled. Different guy. Khaled, with the "e" in his name,…
Chris DeVille | July 13, 2017 - 12:48 pm

The Week In Pop

We Are Entering A Golden Age Of Pop Posse Cuts

Who knew the Moulin Rouge-era "Lady Marmalade," which pointed to the past in so many ways, would become such a prescient harbinger of the future?
Chris DeVille | June 29, 2017 - 1:27 pm

More Drake stories

Drake Isn’t On Billboard’s Hot 100 For The First Time Since 2009

The record streak is over: Drake is absent from the Billboard Hot 100 for the very first time since his debut hit, "Best I Ever…
Trevor Anderson / Billboard | August 15, 2017 - 2:10 pm

Kendrick Lamar Talks Trump, Drake, Ghostwriting, Religion, Taylor Swift Vs. Katy Perry, & More In New Interview

Kendrick Lamar is the subject of a new Rolling Stone cover story out this morning. The piece gets into detail about the making of DAMN.
Chris DeVille | August 9, 2017 - 11:30 am

Watch Drake Bring Out Former Foe Tory Lanez At OVO

Drake's annual OVO Fest tends to be a parade of celebrity friends and noteworthy happenings. Two years ago it served as the exclamation point in…
Chris DeVille | August 8, 2017 - 9:39 am

Trent Reznor: “When I Hear Grizzly Bear In A Volkswagen Commercial, It Kind Of Bums Me Out”

Nine Inch Nails are now fully back. Last week, the band released the new EP ADD VIOLENCE, which followed last year's Not The Actual Events.
Tom Breihan | July 26, 2017 - 10:57 am

Drake Got A Lil Wayne Tattoo

Drake's awkward collection of tattoos is rivaled among celebrities perhaps only by Ed Sheeran's. Drizzy's ink largely comprises portraits of his idols; his body now…
Chris DeVille | July 25, 2017 - 9:27 am

The Week In Pop

There’s Still Room On The Khalid Bandwagon

The first thing you need to know about Khalid is that he is not DJ Khaled. Different guy. Khaled, with the "e" in his name,…
Chris DeVille | July 13, 2017 - 12:48 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Welcome To Rap’s Well-Connected Old-Man Era

It used to be a truism: Rap fans are fickle. Rap fans don't take care of their elder statesmen. Rap fans are only after what's…
Tom Breihan | June 28, 2017 - 11:55 am

Watch Drake As Steph Curry In NBA Awards’ Get Out Parody

Last night, Drake hosted the first-ever NBA Awards, a drawn-out telecast pretty much entirely dedicating to handing the regular-season MVP award to Russell Westbrook. Drake…
Tom Breihan | June 27, 2017 - 8:44 am

Watch Drake & Will Ferrell As Handshake Coaches In NBA Awards Sketch

Drake is a big basketball fan (and occasional coach), and tonight, he's hosting the first-ever NBA Awards at NYC's Basketball City at Pier 36. The…
Peter Helman | June 26, 2017 - 10:07 pm

Metro Boomin – “No Complaints” (Feat. Offset & Drake)

Traditionally, Drake has many complaints. But his new song with Offset of Migos, credited to superstar producer Metro Boomin, is called "No Complaints," so maybe…
Chris DeVille | June 24, 2017 - 12:30 am

Hear The xx’s Drake-Sampling “Naive” And Watch Their “Brave For You (Marfa Demo Version)” Video

The xx have shared official audio for "Naive," their I See You vinyl bonus track that samples Drake's "Doing It Wrong." They also released a…
Chris DeVille | June 23, 2017 - 10:12 am

The Week In Pop

In The Future, All Albums Will Be Produced By Jack Antonoff

A certain nervous tension arose when young New Zealand pop visionary Lorde announced that her new album Melodrama would be entirely co-produced by Jack Antonoff…
Chris DeVille | June 22, 2017 - 5:14 pm

Drake – “Signs”

Drake has unveiled "Signs," his first new song since More Life, one of the best albums of the year so far. Produced by Noah "40"
Chris DeVille | June 22, 2017 - 9:18 am
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